[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM Persian]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets.]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]

 

[Newspaper:] Nabard-e Mellat

[Date:] 29 Dey 1358 [19 January 1980]

[Issue No.:] 178

[Page:] 2

 

Mowla [Lord] Ali

“I bear witness that there is no God [but Allah]”, the testimony of faith, certitude, sincerity and acknowledgement. (Nahju’l-Balagheh - Mowla [Lord] Ali {Peace upon Him})

I testify by faith, certitude and confession (by heart and tongue) that there is no other God but Him.

…And it is in this way that the worldview and ideologies of materialism, Machiavellianism, nihilism, anarchism, totalitarianism, charndiat [nonsense], fanaticism and imposed colourful ideologies of the East and of the West, Bab’ism, Baha’ism and Wahhabism are going towards definitive extinction and are unstable and constantly objected to by the human conscience, nature and character and the Divine Call.

Such unrealistic and imaginary assumptions, interpretations and justifications are found in Greek philosophical thought, such as [that of] Aristotle. Basically, the Greek philosophy that had caused anxieties, dispersions, convulsion, separation, deviation and alterations in the fundamental and original Islamic cultural texts during the recent centuries, and some of whose sinister signs are still visible and close to sight, are nothing but heresy, profanity and the basic fundamentals of historical materialism and the coercion of historical Marxism.